Trailblazer

2010 Trailblazer

Touring Assembly & TRE

Saturday 27th March 2010

Round 1 of the 2010 HRA Rally Championship and Round 2 of the HRA Touring Championship.

The Trailblazer Trial was first run in 1984 by Helen Lister for the MMALCC.

The 2010 Trailblazer is a combination of a Tour and a Touring Road Event that winds its way through areas of significance pertaining to Rally history in the region.

From the Tour start at Kilmore to the Tour end at a Heathcote Location you will traverse the roads and visit the nostalgic sites that were frequented on the important events of the past.

The TRE will commence at the end of the Tour and after a dinner break at Heathcote crews will once again head out into areas rich in rally history.
 
We will again use a Central Control where camping will be available.

The directing team hopes that this format will encourage crews who have not been out for sometime on an event to dust off their vehicles and work up to a TRE event via the Tour. It could be called the “Get it out of the shed Rally”

Crews who have done the HRA Tours of the past, can do the Saturday afternoon leg from Kilmore to Heathcote only, if they wish. This leg will count toward the HRA 2010 Touring Championship and has an entry fee of $50.

We are expecting a majority of crews to do the Tour leg to Heathcote and then on to the TRE.

Some crews may wish to do the TRE event only which will count toward the HRA Rally Championship.

We hope that with these options there is something for all HRA members to enjoy.
Navigation will play an obvious part in the Tour and the drivers will revel on the roads in the timed TRE.

There is also a special treat planned for drivers along the way.
The event will have a typically HRA social aspect to it with a BBQ at the finish.
We are looking forward to the Trailblazer as it is the first HRA Rally event for the year…come out and join us for a great day and night of Rallying.

The Directing team.

****UPDATED****

Dear Trailblazer Competitor.

The Directing team would like to thank you for your entry and hope you
enjoyed the event.
There being no protests over the results we would like to declare them
as official.
Presentation of Trophies will take place at the HRA meeting at the East
Malvern RSL on June 9th.
Trophies will be presented to the following:

Touring Assembly
1st Outright......................Jeff Stewart / Geoff Boyd
Equal Second Outright......Joel Wald / Ashley McBain
Equal Second Outright......Rob Bride / Ross Kelly
1st Grade A....Jeff Stewart / Geoff Boyd
1st Grade B...Peter Otzen / Paul Franklin (Graded on 2009 results)
Equal 1st Grade C...Joel Wald / Ashley McBain
Equal 1st Grade C...Rob Bride / Ross Kelly.

TRE
1st Outright.................Derrick White / Dave Smith
2nd Outright................Graham Wallis / Phil Nicholas
3rd Outright................David Officer / Kate Officer
1st Grade A................Derrick White / Dave Smith
1st Grade B................Joel Wald / Ashley McBain
1st Grade C............... Greg Wyatt / Dale Allan
H68........................... Doug Fernie / Geoff Floyd
H81 1st......................David Johns / Les Shadwick
H81 2nd.....................Michael Long / Vaughan Haskett
P81 1st.......................Derrick White / Dave Smith
P81 2nd......................David Officer / Kate Officer
P81 3rd.......................Joel Wald / Ashley McBain
PM.............................Greg Wyatt / Dale Allan
Road Cars...................Graham Wallis / Phil Nicholas

Rob Cranston
Event Director